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generative

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒenəreɪtɪv; ˈdʒenərətɪv/

Translation of generative in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Linguistics/Lingüística] generativo
    Example sentences
    • During this period, he became a leading figure in US linguistics, replacing a mechanistic and behaviouristic view of language with a mentalistic and generative approach.
    • Functionalism as a linguistic approach is different from generative and cognitive approaches in that it makes no claim as to the cognitive reality of the mechanisms it proposes - that matter is irrelevant to its usefulness.
    • The whole question is fascinating, because generative linguists have not tended to be interested in this question.
    1.2 [Biology/Biología] generativo
    Example sentences
    • There are two possible methods by which this could arise: by generative reproduction via unreduced gametes or by somatic mutations.
    • Each haploid cell undergoes a mitotic division to produce the generative and vegetative nuclei.
    • Continuing the consideration of the influence of the generative organs in the production of insanity, I come now to puerperal insanity.

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